London is a playground for all ages. So why not head into the Big Smoke and enjoy a family-friendly day out? There are many London attractions that are sure to put a smile on your face and many can be enjoyed for free. Make the most of the summer months and spend time exploring the big city with your loved ones.
Here are 5 exciting places the kids are sure to love:
As the official London residence of the Queen of England, Buckingham Palace is one of London’s fanciest and most well-known landmarks. When heading into the city with kids, you can admire the beauty of this palace after a stroll around nearby St James’s before watching the Changing of the Guard ceremony which takes place outside Buckingham Palace at 10.45am every day. The ceremony is around 45 minutes long and the kids are sure to love seeing all of the guard wearing the iconic red uniform and bearskin hat.
Any of the Royal Parks are great to visit as a family. But with Hyde Park being close to Victoria Station and popular attractions such as Oxford Street, it’s a convenient place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Top attractions include the South Carriage Drive Playground, The Rose Garden which comes into bloom in early summer, the Boy and Dolphin Fountain and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. You can also enjoy a spot of boating on the Serpentine.
A trip to the Natural History Museum is the perfect family day out in London. From dinosaur fossils to a huge blue whale skeleton, there’s plenty to keep both kids and adults entertained with the most intact stegosaurus skeleton ever found being a real highlight. Other family-friendly attractions include the volcanoes and earthquakes gallery. Examine fossils from when all the continents of the world were joined, explore lava bombs and learn more about crystals created under intense pressure beneath the Earth’s surface.
Located just next door to the Natural History Museum is London’s sensational Science Museum. Enjoy interactive exhibits and learn more about everyday technology as well as medicine, chemistry, mathematics, space, communication and women in science. With 500 years of robot history to explore too, the kids won’t want to leave.
There’s something wonderfully exciting about London’s West End. From the beautiful architecture to the bright lights, this part of London will get your heart racing for all the right reasons. There’s a great show itinerary this London, with London attractions for kids including The Tiger Who Came for Tea. Based on the best-selling children’s picture book by Judith Kerr and suitable for children aged 3+, this is a top choice for youngsters.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea will be roaring its way back to London this summer! Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End from 11 July until 4 September 2022, this is one of the best London attractions for kids aged 3+ this summer, so why not book your tickets and enjoy a day out to remember? The show runs for 55-minutes long and is based on the popular children’s picture book by Judith Kerr.